Men's Clothing Forums banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-19 of 27 Results
  1. Timeless Style
    I have a suit that fits me pretty well overall, except that it is about 1/2 to 1 inch too long in the sleeves, just covering the shirt cuff. I took it to my dry cleaner who also does basic alteration, and asked her if she can shorten the sleeve a little bit, and she said she doesn't do that...
  2. Timeless Style
    I've read a lot of conflicting information, so forgive me for treading on an old subject. I've got my eye on a pair of trousers (eBay) that are labeled 32" in the waist. I normally wear 30" waist pants. I know that I can get the waistband altered so that it will be smaller. However, can you...
  3. Timeless Style
    Is there a cost-effective way to have regular dress shirts that have pleats on the back tailored without them looking ridiculous? I have some with a box pleat in the middle and some with pleats out at the shoulder.
  4. Timeless Style
    Hi folks. I am looking for suggestions on how to fix a fit problem that I have. I'm 55, 195 pounds, 5'9" and generally a 42 regular fits ok. I have a slightly forward posture and a slight sway back. However, every suit I try on has the lapels that bow out when the button is buttoned. I've...
  5. Timeless Style
    OK Group, Last year I purchased a really nice Tommy Nutter suit from ebay. Though I love it (3-piece, light grey, lapeled vest, surgeons cuffs, etc.) I have two problems, and am looking for some advice: A) The suit has already been cut by a tailor in the coat to more closely hug my form...
  6. Timeless Style
    So I recently made my first suit purchase. It fit pretty well off the rack, but I still want a bit taken out of the back and have the sleeves shortened. I made a reservation with a tailor in the area which several people recommended. Seeing as that this is my first time getting a suit...
  7. Timeless Style
    Hi, I've found several similar threads, but I'm not sure any answer my particular question. For background, I am a 42L with a 33 inch waist, but with fairly thick legs and butt that have required me to buy pants with 34-35 inch waists (to give me enough room in the legs and seat) and then have...
  8. Timeless Style
    Hi there! This is crossposted at StyleForum, which I hope is ok. Otherwise please let me know. I had this suit made by a (reputable) tailor in Singapore, with three muslin fittings while I was there. The suit was then completed without fittings in the final cloth and sent to me. I decided to try...
  9. Timeless Style
    I'm 28 years old and my suit was bought years ago and has held up very well however not sure if it is totally age appropriate. Charcoal colored, notch lapel however the lapels seem much wider than a lot of the suits I currently see gracing the pages of GQ and menswear ads. What should be an...
  10. Timeless Style
    Hi all, Another question I have, is that I have been meaning to get a few suits tailored as best as they can be (if they are fixable) to get them taken in a bit. I have two that are fitting well as far as length of items, shoulders (I think) but I feel like I'm swimming in them now, especially...
  11. Timeless Style
    I recently bought a $240 suit at Syms. I bought it because I like the pattern and the fact that it is three-piece. But after having it sit in my closet for a few days, I'm noticing that it really doesn't fit my lanky body. To make the suit flatter me, I'd need to take in the jacket, lengthen the...
  12. Timeless Style
    I know questions like this probably get asked all the time, but I can't seem to find an answer searching... How quickly do details on men's wear, specifically in this case, sport coats, change? I am very aware that the current silhouette is all about a fairly narrow fit, moderately narrow...
  13. Timeless Style
    I recently bought on ebay a killer Southwick tweed blazer. It was a little boxy for my frame, and the lapels screamed 1970s, but otherwise it was a damn fine piece. When I brought it to my regular tailor to see about taking in the sides as well as the lapel, he looked at me quizzically about...
  14. Timeless Style
    We bought a tuxedo for my fiance for our wedding. There was no button hole in the lapel but from what I read online, I thought it would be no problem to have it put in. Apparently that's not so, the tailors we've talked to are refusing to do it, saying that it's very risky and could ruin the...
  15. Trad Style
    Hey All, Last summer I lost a ton of weight out of nowhere. I wasn't unhappy about it of course, and I still have room to lose a few more pounds. It's been long enough now that it doesn't appear to be coming back, and since I made no crazy life-changes through the process (aka removing food...
  16. Timeless Style
    I have been asked to give the keynote speech at the V&A in London in November about women’s tailoring and during my research I have found a fair degree of reticence amongst male tailors to accept women clients. It would be interesting to know of any experiences people have had out there, either...
  17. Timeless Style
    As a dealer of vintage men’s clothing I regularly come across great pieces made by tailors who are (or were) unknown outside of their immediate area. When I this happens I want to learn about the tailor and also to share my discovery with others. AN APPEAL FOR A DATABASE OF TAILORS What I...
  18. Timeless Style
    One of the main reasons that I am trying to make my living as a vintage men’s clothing dealer is my passion for history and preservation. For this reason I offer you: AN APPEAL TO SAVE OUR TAILORING HISTORY There was a time when there were thousands of tailoring businesses across America, some...
  19. Timeless Style
    Will adding an inch to the waist and letting out the seat eliminate the problem of the front pockets slightly flaring outward on an pair of flat-front pants? A store's tailor suggested that these alterations wouldn't do the trick and said I needed the next size up. I decided to take the...
1-19 of 27 Results
Top